The angels called Allene Estelle (Forbes) Davis to Heaven on Thursday, November 23rd at Meadowbrook Healthcare in Plattsburgh. Allene, daughter of Walter and Mary (Bentley) Forbes, was born in Hartford, Conn., on April 29th, 1927.
In her 90 years on this earth, Allene was extremely well-traveled, moving 22 times and living in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Jersey, Illinois, and New York.
She grew up in Underhill, Vt., where she met the love of her life at a lunchbox social where a young man paid a "pretty penny" for her special lunch. Love bloomed and on June 22nd, 1947, Allene married Austin Loren Davis in Cambridge, Vt. They enjoyed 63 years together.
Allene's greatest passions were charity work, crafting, and her faith. She truly shined when she combined all three. Hundreds of "cabbage patch" inspired dolls and hand-made teddy bears found their way to Jamaica and Nicaragua for children's mission trips and loved one's arms. She was deeply involved with RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) and was honored for her countless hours knitting for their children's hat and mitten mission.
Allene was the ultimate crafter. Coats, parkas, dresses, shirts, and tops were created with ease. She could go to a store, sketch a design and come home and make it. She knitted exquisite sweaters and embroidered wonderful items. Her friends and family were in awe at the beautiful designs on anything and everything. There was not a crafting genre she did not master.
She was a lifelong member of Eastern Star Chapter 80, rising to the position of Grand Matron. Allene was active in church for over 70 years taking any task she was given and honoring her faith.
Allene had a true interest in her genealogy having her ancestry traced back to 1365. Allene was a contributor to a book about her uncle who was the first person to discover that no two snowflakes were exactly alike. He invented a way to photograph them and was nicknamed "Snowflake Bentley" of Vermont.
Allene is predeceased by her husband Austin, and her parents Walter and Mary Forbes, but her cherished memories live on with her sister Mary Williams and her husband Albert of Chester, Vt., and her brother Edwin Bentley and wife Norma of Chester, Vt.
Her zest for life is carried on by her three children: a daughter, Gail Regin and husband Stan of Wilmington, N.C.; a son, David Davis and wife Dee of Peru, N.Y.; and a daughter, Barbara Young and husband John of Burlington, Vt.
Her memories will live on with her five grandchildren: Michele Comette and husband Bruno Araujo Moreira of Hull, Mass.; Heather Raymond and husband Brian of Peru, N.Y.; Matthew Davis and companion Katie of Pelham, N.H.; Liana Szczecinski and husband Marcus of Starksboro, Vt., and Heidi Chamberlin and husband Dan of Jericho, Vt. Her eight great-grandchildren, Nickolaas, Zackary, Sebastian, Mikaela, Isaiah, Anya, Gabriella and Violet will carry on her legacy.
Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A funeral service will be held at Peru Community Church, 13 Elm Street, Peru, on Saturday, December 2, at 12:30 p.m. with Pastor Peggi Eller officiating. Committal prayers and burial will follow at God's Acre Cemetery (private). A full reception will follow at her grand-daughters home.
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to Butternut Ridge Farms Therapy Donkeys, 648 Calkins Road, Peru, NY 12972.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055. To offer an online condolence, share a symbolic gesture, or share a photo in memory of Allene please visit www.hamiltonfuneralhome.com
Published on November 27, 2017